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Dubai Duty Free Irish Open with Emirates

20th July 2018 - 1:40pm

Enda Corneille (Country Manager Emirates)

Enda Corneille (Country Manager Emirates)

Jacinta Mc Glynn (Senior Reporter Travelbiz) had the huge pleasure of attending beautiful Ballyliffin Links Golf Course in dear aul’ Donegal (did I mention Donegal is my darling home county?) for the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open 2018. A corporate guest of Emirates, I was privileged to enjoy a really wonderful day, courtesy of Enda Corneille and his terrific team. Housed in the Inishowen Pavilion overlooking the 18th green, we were treated to lavish breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea and, doubtless, there had to be a tincture or two!


This year, the clever cocktail was based on Muff Liquor, a delicious gin (made from potatoes) and distilled locally in the village of Muff (Donegal, the pride of all!). Enda Corneille (Country Manager, Emirates) explained to me that a signature cocktail is invented for their hospitality tent every year. Now, that’s classy. Enda and the Emirates team were hospitable hosts with the most. Of course (terrible pun), the course was in magnificent condition for the Irish Open and the golfers certainly enjoyed rolling fairways, super-fast greens, blazing sunshine and enthusiastic crowds. Rory, Shane, Padraig, Paul et al kept us enthralled and flew the flag for Ireland. Ballyliffin, you were stunning and you showcased green and gorgeous Donegal in all its glory. Tir Chonaill Abu!

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Enda Corneille (Country Manager Emirates)
Maureen & Cormac Meehan (Meehan Travel), Enda Corneille (Country Manager Emirates) and Jacinta Mc Glynn (Travelbiz)
The super Emirates Team, Filippo Rocchi, Anita Thomas and Emma Peel.
Martin Penrose (IfOnly), Susan Kiernan (Ask Susan), Mark Clifford (O'Hanrahan Travel) and Jacinta Mc Glynn (Travelbiz)
Dubai Duty Free Irish Open with Emirates
Dubai Duty Free Irish Open with Emirates. It’s Rory!
Cormac & Maureen Meehan (Meehan Travel Bundoran)
Emer Peel (Emirates) at Inishowen Pavilion
Welcome to the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open with Emirates
Dubai Duty Free Irish Open with Emirates
Enda Corneille (Country Manager Emirates) and Jane Masterson (Emirates)
Emma and Jane in the Emirates hospitality arena
Laura, incredible entrepreneur and inventor of Muff Liquor!
The Rory Foundation.
On your toes boys for Jacinta please.
Jacinta Mc Glynn (Travelbiz) completes an opening round of 68!

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